Episode 22

Wedding Videography: 5 Red Flags to Avoid - with Bryndon and Lynette Romero of Pioneer Media

The decision to do videography is something many couples struggle with until the last minute and not doing videography is usually a couple’s number one regret. Today, we’re discussing why that is and the 5 RED FLAGS you need to be aware of when hiring a videographer, especially when it comes to aerial footage.

Today, I have on the show a husband and wife team, Bryndon and Lynette Romero of Pioneer Media, who not only do amazing wedding photography but are also are one of the few companies that actually does video as well, and their particular specialty is in drone and aerial footage. Aerial footage is so popular right now and there are VERY specific rules you need to know about if you want aerial footage, rules that if you don’t do your research, can leave you with a hefty fine. We’ll be discussing all that in the show, so don’t worry,

On today's show, we discuss:

  • Why videography is always a last-minute decision
  • Videography from the past compared to what it is today
  • What video can do that pictures can't
  • Why hiring a videographer with WEDDING experience is more important than just have video experience
  • Why making a decision to do video NOW is so important, especially for those getting married this year and next year
  • The one important thing a videographer needs to do for photographers
  • Why knowing who's going to be filming your wedding is so important...it's not always the person you speak to
  • Why having a second shooter is so important and why hiring an unknown assistant is a bad idea
  • Why you should be wary of a videographer who promises a certain length
  • What the difference is between flying a drone that's registered with the FAA vs. one that's Licensed with the FAA
  • Permits for drone footage
  • Why on-camera lighting is so bad and what you should ask for instead

To learn more about Pioneer Media, visit them online at:

Web - www.pioneerpd.com

IG - @pioneermedia_ny

FB - @pioneermedia.ny

As always, if you have a wedding planning questions you'd like answered on the show, we'd love to hear from you. Join the conversation online at:

IG: @SBSWeddingPrep (#sbsweddingprep, #weddingwednesdays)

FB: @SBSWeddingPrep

If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.

IG: @wedconnecthv #wedconnecthv

FB: @WeddingConnectionsHV

Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!